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Colonial notes highlight September auction

A 770-lot sale of coins and bank notes from MintProducts Auctions is set for Sept. 19 in Nashua, N.H. MintProducts’ fourth sale of the year will offer “a diverse selection of coins that include some rare and key issues with … Continue reading

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Five quarter designs in 2017

From Revolutionary War action to quiet mounds of earth in animal shapes, the U.S. Mint has revealed the five designs for 2017 America the Beautiful quarters. Indiana’s George Rogers Clark National Historical Park design shows Clark leading his men in … Continue reading

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Can sellout streak continue?

Last year it was reverse proof Presidential dollars that guaranteed Mint sellouts. Now nearly a year after the last one was issued, the Mint hopes to end the sequence of Coin & Chronicles sets with one honoring President Ronald Reagan. … Continue reading

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Bank note gallery to reopen

If you have cause to visit London this fall, the Bank of England has announced that the Banknote Gallery of its museum will be reopening following an extensive refurbishment. The opening is being timed to coincide with the launch of … Continue reading

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Designer of Loonie dies

By Kerry Rodgers Robert-Ralph Carmichael, designer of Canada’s celebrated Loonie dollar, died July 16 in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. Carmichael was a major Canadian artist. His works are manifold, with permanent collections held in many art institutes around Canada. His … Continue reading

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$50,000 from Dad

A lucky Los Angeles resident has the Professional Coin Grading Service to thank for discovering that a silver dollar left him by his father is a rare and valuable 1893-S Morgan. Ron Guth, PCGS CoinFacts president, gave the man the … Continue reading

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Adjustment mark can lower price

World Coin Clinic By Richard Giedroyc • Can you explain what an adjustment mark is? Adjustment marks are visible scrapes on the planchet made prior to the coin being struck on that planchet. They were made to reduce the weight … Continue reading

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Get ready for Roosevelt

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter was officially introduced Aug. 25 at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center near Medora, N.D. An audience of 900 people, including 400 children, saw a host of dignitaries including “Teddy” himself, participating in the event. … Continue reading

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Belarus monetary reform ushers in coins

By Richard Giedroyc Circulating coins will be part of the latest Belarus currency reform, but the coins will be dated 2009! This will be the third currency reform the Eastern European dictatorship has gone through since Belarus became an independent … Continue reading

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Top price for 1934 FRN

A 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, Fr. 2221-H, brought the top price in Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night American Numismatic Association Currency Signature Auction, Aug. 11 in Anaheim, Calif. The PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 note went for $152,750. Prices listed here … Continue reading

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